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How do we model a spirit of generosity in a season in which we feel the scarcity 
around us? Amidst the news of unemployment, foreclosures, and economic decline it 
is sometime difficult to "count our blessings, name them one by one." And yet, by so 
many measures most of us continue to be blessed. 

One sign of our spirit of abundance is that I have been touched by the outpouring of 
support from so many of you to the Transforming Churches Transforming Lives 
Campaign, and I remain confident that we will achieve our goals as we work with our 
capable follow-up director, Debbie Spearman. We are beginning to visit the 
congregations who have made commitments to the Campaign to present to them a 
certificate of recognition and thanks. 



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I know in this season of 
stewardship campaigns many 
churches are concerned about their 
2011 budgets, and I would 
encourage you to be attentive to 
the wonderful resources that are 
available to you through the United 
Church of Christ, and in particular, 
the excellent book Inspiring 
Generosity. That resource is 
available to you through the 
conference office or through the 
United Church of Christ. 

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UCC News 



UCC Newsroom 

Headlines from the United 
Church of Christ 

Unified Governance receives 
approval of UCC boards, 
Executive Council 
Following a year of deliberation, 
including discernment and 
dialog from congregations, 
Conferences and interest 
groups, a "Proposal for Unified 
Governance of the National 
Setting of the United Church of 
Christ" was delivered by the 
Unified Governance (UGov) 
Working Group and has 
received approval to proceed 
from the UCC's Executive 
Council and the boards of the 
four Covenanted Ministries. 




PROGRESSIVE 
RENEWAL 



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Trom vanco, ine company wnicn 
can help your congregation set up 
a system for electronic giving. 
Used by UCC churches across the 
country, Vanco noted that only 
three of our 51 churches are using their services. We have found that churches that do 
use electronic giving typically see their giving increase by 10%, and their income is not 
affected by seasonal fluctuations to the same degree as when a church relies on 
traditional offering plate giving. 

I would encourage you to pay attention to the offering of workshops on local church 
capital campaigns which will be held at the association meetings this fall, on November 

6 th in Birmingham for the Alabama-Tennessee Association and November 13 th for the 
Georgia-South Carolina Association. These will be invaluable opportunities for you to 
understand what these campaigns entail and how to conduct one with excellence. 

You are welcomed to contact the conference office for support and consultation 
concerning stewardship. We have helped churches design and implement campaign 
in the past and continue to make that support available to those who ask. 

Yes, this is a challenging season for giving, and yet, there are many ways to continue 
to inspire and equip congregations to living in a spirit of abundance even in the midst of 
difficult times. 



Peace, 
Tim Downs 

Timothy C. Downs, Conference Minister 
Southeast Conference UCC 

1330 West Peachtree Street, Suite 350 

Atlanta, GA 30309 (404) 607-1993 Ext. 1 
TDowns@secucc.orgTDowns@secucc.org 



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